Youtube will fail

If youtube is failing, I'm sure LOTS OF PEOPLE would love to 'fail' the same way.

The bottomline: It's algorithm has evolved to its current state to a) maximize its revenues while b) reducing fraud/stats manipulation

Is it perfect? Of course not. But it's definitely gone a long way to create a WIN WIN situation for both viewers and content creators.
 
As someone who has watched the entire youtube journey from nothing to worlds biggest website and the new TV it is sad to see what it has become now.

I think the algorithm is failing it. While optimizing for the watch time may seem a good idea the result is those 30 - 60 minutes videos with a catchy title however 90% of the video is a total waste of time.

I enjoy long format and I have enough patience to watch, but I am tired of those hooks every second youtuber is using just to kill some time.

They must fix it. Otherwise it is an opportunity for someone else.
I hope you're right
 
I don't think he's going to die out anytime soon as one of the world's largest video sharing sites
 
I don't think he's going to die out anytime soon as one of the world's largest video sharing sites
Yep

And it's not like its A MYSTERY HOW TO GET LOTS OF VIEWS

It's all about VIEW RETENTION TIME.

YT pushes videos that have a higher viewer retention time on a PERCENTAGE BASIS

I've posted on here screenshots of HIGH LIKES and HEAVY COMMENTS on vids trying to boost views.... Neither worked!

What works? VR Time
 
As someone who has watched the entire youtube journey from nothing to worlds biggest website and the new TV it is sad to see what it has become now.

I think the algorithm is failing it. While optimizing for the watch time may seem a good idea the result is those 30 - 60 minutes videos with a catchy title however 90% of the video is a total waste of time.

I enjoy long format and I have enough patience to watch, but I am tired of those hooks every second youtuber is using just to kill some time.

They must fix it. Otherwise it is an opportunity for someone else.

The younger generation has no patience, for this reason all those who use short format will be in trend for a long time
This is true
 
There's so much money being made on Youtube that it won't ever go away. Youtube will adapt to whatever the current trend is and will change their algorithm to keep the most users on the site.

Of course there's people who won't like what YouTube has become, but the majority of people either do like it or isn't bothered by it.
 
I don't know a single person that does not use it daily from my 96 year old grandmother to toddler nieces and nephews. When you hear stories of 7 and 8 year olds making 30 million a year and users like Mr Beast breaking the billion dollar mark its hard to imagine it not gaining more traction in the years to come.

Like someone pointed out above, they control the search so good luck trying to compete and even if someone sees some growth they will either acquire them or destroy them... Fact!
There are still niches on YouTube with little or no content creators. Important thing is to find these niches that don't come to light and get into them. YouTube is a real passive income if you don't spam William.
 
Last edited:
As long as Youtube pays well their content creators, then they will still be a major player.
 
I think it will get bigger since my adblocker doesn't work anymore on youtube.. now I subscribe to their youtube premium. LOL.
 
YouTube is no longer a website for sharing cat videos, in some quarters, it is called the YouTube University due to its sheer wealth of knowledge, It is a repository richer than most of the universities of the world.

Failing is not in the foreseeable future,
 
There are still niches on YouTube with little or no content creators. Important thing is to find these niches that don't come to light and get into them. YouTube is a real passive income if you don't spam William.

I'm confused as to why you quoted me. Your post had nothing to do with my post. Its not as though I said anything to the contrary of what you said. I was implying that YouTube is going nowhere and that everyone uses it. So not sure what you are talking about regarding low competition niches or spamming? I'm fully aware of YouTube earning potential lol, not sure what I said that you think I spam or needed to mention me by name?

If you are referring to me saying they control the search that was regarding other companies trying to grow video sharing sites, not people on YouTube sharing content in different niches. I meant a company trying to create a competitor to YouTube, not content creators on YouTube.
 
As someone who has watched the entire youtube journey from nothing to worlds biggest website and the new TV it is sad to see what it has become now.

I think the algorithm is failing it. While optimizing for the watch time may seem a good idea the result is those 30 - 60 minutes videos with a catchy title however 90% of the video is a total waste of time.

I enjoy long format and I have enough patience to watch, but I am tired of those hooks every second youtuber is using just to kill some time.

They must fix it. Otherwise it is an opportunity for someone else.
Not for the reasons you listed.

If you are sticking around to watch a 60-minute video that is a waste of time just because of a catchy title, then you are the problem - not YouTube.

People watch long-form videos because they want to watch it.

The problem that YouTube has is hosting and serving all that content is expensive. And with AI the amount of content is probably growing exponentially. How can they afford that?
 
As someone who has watched the entire youtube journey from nothing to worlds biggest website and the new TV it is sad to see what it has become now.

I think the algorithm is failing it. While optimizing for the watch time may seem a good idea the result is those 30 - 60 minutes videos with a catchy title however 90% of the video is a total waste of time.

I enjoy long format and I have enough patience to watch, but I am tired of those hooks every second youtuber is using just to kill some time.

They must fix it. Otherwise it is an opportunity for someone else.
95% of the videos are to make money.
 
As someone who has watched the entire youtube journey from nothing to worlds biggest website and the new TV it is sad to see what it has become now.

I think the algorithm is failing it. While optimizing for the watch time may seem a good idea the result is those 30 - 60 minutes videos with a catchy title however 90% of the video is a total waste of time.

I enjoy long format and I have enough patience to watch, but I am tired of those hooks every second youtuber is using just to kill some time.

They must fix it. Otherwise it is an opportunity for someone else.
They are experimenting a lot with short videos. Tiktok leads there and it is hard to beat them now.
 
Currently averaging about 18 - 24 million monthly views on long form content, I somehow don't think YouTube is going anywhere
 
Back
Top
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features and essential functions on BlackHatWorld and other forums. These functions are unrelated to ads, such as internal links and images. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock